HOW-TO:Use MakeMKV Template Pattern with TV Shows

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Do you use MakeMKV for transcoding from different formats (i.e., DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc.) into Matroska Multimedia Container (aka "MKV") formats?

If so, you may have struggled with transcoding a TV show from a DVD into a file that Kodi can properly integrate into your.

This HOW-TO article provides a step-by-step approach to manage MakeMKV-to-named-for-Kodi TV show episodes.

1 Overview

When using MakeMKV to transcode a disc that contains multiple TV show episodes, manually renaming things is fairly trivial. What is problematic is when that TV Show has multiple seasons and episodes, the renaming of the various "MKV" files can becoming daunting.

This HOW-TO article provides a general strategy with a specific example done using MakeMKV-with-Linux solution.

2 General Strategy

MakeMKV has a, "preferences" dialog, allowing end-users to change different settings. On the "Advanced" tab